My Approach

Based in London and Birmingham, I can offer a service as either a Psychosocial Occupational Therapist or Psychotherapist/ Counsellor. I am a qualified and registered Psychosocial Occupational Therapist specialising in mental health. I also have a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and am completing an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy.

I have over 9 years of study and practice working with clients in both the NHS and Private Health Care Settings. Apart from my private practice, I have worked in mental health settings including General Acute Psychiatric Hospitals (NHS), Community Mental Health Teams (NHS), Crisis/ Home Treatment Community Teams (NHS) and an Eating Disorders Inpatient Unit (The Priory Group).  My practice originates from an understanding of the positive impact the therapeutic relationship can have on experience and a desire to enable people to develop their self-awareness, explore their sense of purpose and connect to the things that are important to them.

Over the years, I have been privileged to work with many people who have felt overwhelmed, lost or stuck at times often isolated in their experience. We can all feel vulnerable and it is not uncommon to experience an array of different symptoms, unhelpful behaviours or lack of confidence. The important thing to remember is that you are not alone and working with a therapist can provide a consistent sense of support, as well as short and long-term relief from issues or problems you are facing. I am passionate about my work and strongly believe that therapy can allow you to begin to make sense of overwhelming feelings, thoughts and behaviours and develop a sense of choice and new ways of being.

“I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important aspect of therapy and I base my relationships with clients on collaboration, trust and partnership. I am able to provide a confidential, safe and non-judgmental environment where you can feel acknowledged, and listened to.”

About Me

My current areas of specialism include working with people with eating, relationship and anxiety issues. As well as my private work, my experience to date includes working for the NHS within inpatient acute, community mental health and home treatment teams. I have also worked as the specialist Occupational Therapist on the inpatient eating disorders unit at The Woodbourne Priory Hospital, in Birmingham. 

As a qualified Occupational Therapist, I am registered with the professional bodies of Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT). I adhere to their Code of Ethics and professional practice and receive regular supervision with a Senior Occupational Therapist. 

I am also registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) with an individual membership and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) with a trainee membership and adhere to their Code of Ethics and Professional Practice. I have regular supervision with a UKCP registered supervisor and I am covered by professional indemnity insurance.

My Qualifications

BA Hons English Literature Cardiff University.
BSc Hons Occupational Therapy Coventry University.
Graduate Certificate in Psychotherapy Birmingham City University.
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy Birmingham City University.

MSc Integrative Psychotherapy Birmingham City University (currently completing).

Professional Memberships

*trainee membership

*trainee membership

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